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Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 19th June 2019, 19:25
Replies: 27
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Posted By gw302
The rear arches have been cut away more yes - to...

The rear arches have been cut away more yes - to make extra room for the larger wheels. One possible reason I'm running them (I can't remember exactly!) is that the on-board pickups are angled in...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th June 2019, 12:31
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
Just for reference here are a few pictures of the...

Just for reference here are a few pictures of the rear wheels.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 18th June 2019, 12:19
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
I think I'm running a rideheight of 120mm all...

I think I'm running a rideheight of 120mm all round - due to the placement of the on-board suspension pickups I can't get much more height out of it without locking out on the arms (well - dampers,...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th June 2019, 18:02
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
Bit of a random tangent, but what wheels are you...

Bit of a random tangent, but what wheels are you running at the moment? I'm on 195/55R16, but having trouble on one side of the car at the rear where it's rubbing on the bodywork. Not sure if it's...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th June 2019, 17:40
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
Grants recommendation was that you buy the...

Grants recommendation was that you buy the biggest chargecooler that you can fit in it..and that I need mine to be at least double. David (from chargecooler.co.uk) seems adamant that my setup is...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 14th June 2019, 19:35
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
Something seems to be a little off here then: do...

Something seems to be a little off here then: do you know what the core size of your chargecooler is? I'm told by Grant that the water isn't getting hot at all in the chargecooler - as if the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 14th June 2019, 18:53
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
I bought the 4"x10" kit from chargecooler.co.uk...

I bought the 4"x10" kit from chargecooler.co.uk (rated there for 350bhp apparently...), David from there seems adamant that it's plenty big enough. Grant tells me it's far too small! What sort of...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 14th June 2019, 17:26
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
Ended up taking the car down to Grant and got it...

Ended up taking the car down to Grant and got it on the dyno (replaced the ECU with an aftermarket LINK ecu in the end to solve my boost issues). One thing that's come out of it is apparently the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th April 2019, 18:15
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
Thanks for the suggestion - had a chat with Grant...

Thanks for the suggestion - had a chat with Grant and it seems like an aftermarket electronic boost controller is the most straightforward route to fixing my problem. I'll be digging around in the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd April 2019, 17:55
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
Thanks for the radiator thread - I'm fairly sure...

Thanks for the radiator thread - I'm fairly sure I'm running the same one (or something very similar). Have you had any experience with the manual boost valve? Actuator rod is good (I think it it...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 22nd April 2019, 20:17
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
I haven't had to do much serious fabrication -...

I haven't had to do much serious fabrication - apart from the odd bit here and there: having access to a lathe/milling machine is very useful. I originally built the car with a VAG engine from a Seat...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 22nd April 2019, 15:39
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
Picture of the build:

Picture of the build:
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 22nd April 2019, 15:37
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
It's been a long time but I thought I would give...

It's been a long time but I thought I would give an update - have finally gotten the car back on the road! Loads of fun - especially given the hot weather :)

Ended up going with the original ECU...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th June 2018, 08:53
Replies: 22
Views: 5,046
Posted By gw302
The Quattro system isn't a problem - you just...

The Quattro system isn't a problem - you just need a different gearbox (I'm just reusing my 02J that I was running originally) although you also need to swap for the 02J flywheel/clutch as the Audi's...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 22nd June 2018, 09:53
Replies: 22
Views: 5,046
Posted By gw302
Really good to hear there are some new builds,...

Really good to hear there are some new builds, and good choice of engine! I'm a bit biased though as I'm in the process of rebuilding my EXI and swapping my old engine out in favour of a 1.8T 20V......
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 28th December 2017, 20:10
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
Well done re re-build, I have my fingers crossed...

Well done re re-build, I have my fingers crossed that I'll get it up and running in the next 6 months or so :) although it's probably wishful thinking...

In terms of those decisions, any advice of...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 20th December 2017, 19:05
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By gw302
Rebuild & engine conversion

I have been very remiss in getting involved on the forum - this is my second post and I've had a my 5exi for 7 years now :S I wanted to post as I'm embarking on a new project - clearly I didn't have...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 29th March 2011, 14:48
Replies: 17
Views: 5,753
Posted By gw302
The hubs are made by Marlin for the back of the...

The hubs are made by Marlin for the back of the car and the front are the rear hubs initally used in the Seat Leon I believe. It is quite complicated... Having read up on bumpsteer I now know what it...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 25th March 2011, 21:59
Replies: 17
Views: 5,753
Posted By gw302
Here are some pics of my harness setup -...

Here are some pics of my harness setup - hopefully they are of some use.

George
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 25th March 2011, 21:45
Replies: 17
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Posted By gw302
Attached are some pictures of the car.

Attached are some pictures of the car.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 25th March 2011, 21:37
Replies: 17
Views: 5,753
Posted By gw302
Steve, I have the same rims all round - 17". I am...

Steve, I have the same rims all round - 17". I am running lower profile tyres on the front though: 195/45 with 195/55 on the back. The wheel size was due to the fact that finding 16" wheels with 5...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd March 2011, 20:52
Replies: 17
Views: 5,753
Posted By gw302
No- my car wasn't built with a rover as a donor,...

No- my car wasn't built with a rover as a donor, it was a SEAT Leon. I'm running new wheels with T1Rs on them.

It doesn't seem to have a prefered direction to wobble towards - it resonates from...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd March 2011, 20:44
Replies: 17
Views: 5,753
Posted By gw302
Have just gone and opened it up to check the...

Have just gone and opened it up to check the steering arms and uprights- they are all bolted down solidly so it isn't that.

The alignment I haven't really played with much at all- as I have had...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 23rd March 2011, 18:08
Replies: 17
Views: 5,753
Posted By gw302
Talking New 5EXI - stability issues at speed

I feel that I should have gotten involved with the forums much sooner - I have just completed my 5exi and gotten about 300 miles on the clock.

Enjoying it a huge amount, especially as with the...
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